The interesting thing about C. Tangana is that he refuses to be pigeonholed in a single genre, which keeps music journalists circling his flame like moths. He isn’t just hip hop, trap, or reggaeton; he’s all of them and also none. True to form, the artist brings a new twist to his urban feel with “El madrileño,” an apparent tribute to Latin America’s musical heritage featuring collaborations with José Feliciano, Kiko Veneno, Andrés Calamaro, Elíades Ochoa, Jorge Drexler, the Gipsy Kings, and Toquinho, among others.
Jazz Is Dead 006
The sixth album in this extraordinary series from the Jazz Is Dead (JID) label is scheduled for release this April. The eponymous label and series, led by hip hop producer Adrian Younge and DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, features some of contemporary jazz’s most powerful creators including Gary Bartz, Roy Ayers, Gil Scott-Heron, Doug Carn and the Brazilians Azimuth, Joan Donato, and Marcos Valle. The collection is deliciously vibrant and innovative and definitely sets the tone for the genre in the years to come.
Tribute to Astor Piazzolla
A revolutionary to some, an iconoclast to others, there is no doubt that Astor Piazzolla marked a before and after in the history of tango. The centennial of his birth falls on March 21 this year and Panorama of the Americas is celebrating by presenting you with a playlist of his most memorable compositions, performed by the artist himself and musicians from the four corners of the globe. Enjoy!
Songs for Rebirth
The Spring Equinox falls on March 20 this year and we’ve assembled a playlist that brings together music from around the world to celebrate the rebirth of life and hope, especially in these uncertain times.